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Mad cows was really a trade issue

Most would agree that the ‘mad cow’ event of May 20th, 2003, following the discovery of our country’s first native bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) case, wasn’t really a food safety-centric crisis, at least in Canada. In retrospect, it was primarily a trade crisis. As domestic demand for beef shattered records in Canada that year, 35 […] Read more